I recently read an article on the Baby Center Blog that really made my mind buzz.
We have all heard about “Mommy Wars” right? Probably the biggest most known Mommy War is that of Nursing vs. Formula feeding but surprise there are more Mommy Wars than that!
First I have to ask – why do we attack each other Mommies? Why? We have all been taught that judging is BAD but for some reason us Mother’s take judging to a whole new level at times.
So what Mommy War am I am talking about today?
Seems harmless right? Well when I opened that article from Baby Center Blog I was blown away by the comments. Both sides. Again…stop attacking each other! Stop judging. So please when you read this post keep it nice, keep it clean and just play nice!
My opinion has changed since Jude. I always thought that children on leashes must be completely out of control…not anymore, I just think “Wow Jude is full of energy just like that child!” I think it is important to remember that every child is different.
Jude is a runner, he rarely walks, when he wants to get to something he RUNS! Now, I think this is great because I know that my little boy is active and healthy. We all know that the obesity in children is rising and that is scary so run Jude run!! However, my little runner makes it hard to not have him in a stroller or cart anywhere we go and now this little runner has learned to unbuckle himself. SUPER!!!
Sometimes I wish Jude would use his ears a little bit better and learn that he needs to stand by us or walk with us but that isn’t the case right now. People can say, "just hold his hand" but the fact is that is hard sometimes. Jude is strong physically and mentally, when he wants FREE he will be FREE! Pretty sure we will be buying a leash soon. I will be interested to see if he even likes it…I will keep you updated.
With baby 2.0 on the way it is just going to get harder – with Jude out of the stroller he could easily run off and damn he is quick. This doesn’t make me less of a mother, yes being a mother is a 24/7 job but kids are quick and I would rather have my child safe. Of course the word Leash makes everyone think of an animal but regardless I think of safety. I want my child safe and close to me and if he wants to walk next to me I think this will work for us.
But just like I got bad looks/side eyes for the bottle I was using instead of my boob I am pretty sure that I will get those same looks because of the leash. Boo!! Why?!!?
Maybe with baby girl we won’t have this issue but if we do she will LEASH UP too!
Would love to hear your thoughts and opinions.
Now which one do we choose for Jude?